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The Best Bonfire Night Events & Fireworks Displays in Yorkshire

· Joseph Sheerin · Culture

Find the best fireworks displays on Bonfire Night in Yorkshire.

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Bonfire Night is just around the corner and there are loads of incredible fireworks displays taking place all over Yorkshire – which will you go to this year?

Remember, remember the fifth of November because Yorkshire is going all out for Bonfire Night this year. In fact, there are epic fireworks displays taking place from the end of October to the middle of November, so you can pick and choose when and where you want to celebrate the big event. We’ve selected 10 of Yorkshire’s finest for you to choose from – you could even do more than one!

Spooky Fireworks Spectacular

The annual Fireworks Spectacular at Doncaster Racecourse is taking on a spooky edge this year with a special Halloween-themed night. It starts at 4pm and there’s loads to do – you can party in the kids disco, get your face painted and explore the funfair. There will be fire tricksters and a fancy dress competition too. Stop by the bar and food court, before their huge fireworks display starts at 7.30pm – and don’t worry about the weather, they have a covered viewing area.

Spooky Fireworks Spectacular takes over Doncaster Racecourse from 4pm on Saturday 30th October 2021. Tickets are £9 for adults, £7 for children and £22 for families of 4.

Musical Fireworks Spectacular 2021

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You can get into the spirit of Bonfire Night in Yorkshire early this year at Sledmere House. Their sixth annual Musical Fireworks Extravaganza has a spooky Halloween theme this year, so get on your most frightening fancy dress and head down from 4pm. They’ll have performers and a funfair to enjoy, as well as a bar, cafe and street food stalls, before the fireworks are set off to an incredible musical score from around 7.30pm.

Musical Fireworks Spectacular 2021 takes over Sledmere House on Saturday 30th October 2021. Tickets are £11 for adults, £6.50 for children over 3 and £34 for a family of four.

The Big Bang

The Big Bang will return to the Keepmoat Stadium for the 10th year and it’s set to be Doncaster’s biggest and best fireworks display to date. It all kicks off from 5pm, and you can enjoy not one, but two different sets of fireworks. The first is a kid-friendly one, starting at 6.30pm, before the big finale at 8.45pm, and it promises to be one of the most impressive in Yorkshire. You can also look forward to a funfair, live music, food stalls and a licensed bar.

The Doncaster Big Bang Firework Spectacular is at Keepmoat Stadium from 6pm on Friday 5th November 2021. Tickets are £5.

Bonfire Weekend Festival

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You now have two chances to enjoy one of the best fireworks displays in Yorkshire at Thornton Hall. Whether you go on Friday or Saturday, the gates open at 6pm for you to explore the market stalls, enjoy live music and watch children’s performances. There’s a bar and street food vendors too. Then it’s time to find yourself a good spot for the lighting of the bonfire around 7pm, followed by a mega fireworks show with music and special effects from 8pm.

Bonfire Weekend Festival takes place at Thornton Hall Country Park from 6pm on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November 2021. Tickets are £19.95 for adults and £14.95 for children.

Sky Magic

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After a sell out show in 2020, Sky Magic are returning to Driffield Showground with another huge fireworks festival that caters to everyone. They have socially-distanced drive-in facilities or you can walk-in and enjoy a classic fireworks experience. They have in-car entertainment from Great Driffield Radio, interactive competitions and street food vendors. You can enjoy all that before they set off their epic fireworks at 7.30pm accompanied by a pop music score.

Sky Magic takes over Driffield Showground from 5.30pm on Friday 5th November 2021. Tickets are £10 for adults walk-in, £5 for children walk-in or £30 for drive-in tickets.

Illuminate the Gardens 2021

Illuminate the Gardens is one of the best family-friendly fireworks displays in Yorkshire and it’s back for 2021. The three-night extravaganza takes place in the incredible setting of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens from 6pm each day. Head in to snaffle street food, have a beer and go on the vintage fairground rides before the main event. Each night they start things off with a ‘low bangs’ display for the little ones, which is followed later on in the evening by the main display.

Illuminate the Gardens takes over Sheffield Botanical Gardens from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th November 2021. Tickets are from £10 for adults and £7.50 for children.

Fireworks, Bonfire and Family Fun 2021

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One of the biggest fireworks displays in East Riding and one of the few major bonfire night events happening around Hull this year is taking place at Humberdale Farm in Swanland. It’s run by Hull Wyke Round Table with proceeds going to great local causes. Get down from 6.30pm to enjoy funfair rides, a steam organ and all kinds of food and drink stalls. The bonfire will be lit just after 7pm and the mega fireworks will be set off shortly after.

Fireworks, Bonfire and Family Fun 2021 takes over Humberdale Farm, Swanland from 6.30pm on Friday 5th November 2021. Tickets are £15 per car, £5 for walk-ins over 12 or free for under 12s.

Mirfield Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza

Head to Mirfield Showground for one of the best family-friendly Bonfire Night events in Yorkshire. It’s run by the Mirfield & District Round Table with proceeds going to worthy local causes. This year, they have a Guy Fawkes competition with the winner getting theirs put on top of the bonfire. Gates open at 5pm and you’ve got a bit of time to have a mooch around the stalls and the funfair, before the bonfire is lit at 6.30pm and the fireworks go off around 7pm.

The Charity Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza takes over Mirfield Showground from 6pm on Saturday 6th November 2021. Tickets are £4 for adults and £1 for children.

Bonfire Spectacular

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Cannon Hall Farm, near Barnsley, goes all out on Bonfire Night. It’s an all-day spectacular, with tickets giving you entry to the farm from 10am. Get down early to wander around, have a go on the indoor and outdoor play areas, and ride on their tractors and trailers. There will be a DJ and kids entertainment from the CopyCat Party Company, before the bonfire is lit at 5pm. The fireworks start at 6.30pm – it’s one of the best in Yorkshire, so don’t miss out.

Bonfire Spectacular is at Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley from 10am on Sunday 7th November 2021. Tickets are £12.95 per person with under 2s free.

Autumn Lights

If you want to extend the fireworks festivities later into November, book in for Autumn Lights at Elvington Airfield in York. This is one of the most elaborate Bonfire Night spectacles in Yorkshire and it’s a drive-in affair. Park up in your designated spot and set up your chairs and blankets next to the car. Glow-in-the-dark entertainers will roam between the vehicles and you can visit the street food stalls, bars and funfair before the huge display is set off around 7.30pm.

Autumn Lights takes over Elvington Airfield, York from 2pm on Saturday 20th November 2021. Tickets are £45 for cars holding up to 5 people or £55 for cars holding 6 to 8 people.